Fuzzy legal grounding for Middle East military action

The government says our participation in this coalition with wildly divergent strategic objectives in Iraq allows us to bomb targets in Syria in self-defence.

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A CF-18 on March 26 assigned to Operation Impact.
Scott Taylor
Published: Wednesday, 04/01/2015 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 04/01/2015 12:00 am EDT

Prime Minister Stephen Harper simply steamrolled over any resistance from the opposition parties by announcing Canada would not only be extending the military mission in Iraq, but also expanding it to include bombing targets inside Syria. 

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